My first and maybe only Alpine doeling for 2014. I have one more chance in June. She was born March 20, 2014 and caused us some problems. Her feet were out but it turns out that her head was tucked under. Had to push her back in and get her head up right. When doing this we heard a loud pop and thought we had broken the kid's neck. No she was fine but Xona is not so good. The pop was her hip. She is getting up and down and can walk but she sure has a swollen stifle. She is eating well but I have to milk her on the ground and she is a big producer. Second one born was a buck and he too had to be rearranged to be born. Bad kids. Causing us all kinds of worries. Both kids will be retained.
X as I call her is one of my first does to earn her milk star this year. The records have finally filtered down to ADGA and she has become a GCH. Dream-Fire LOX Almost Amy and Companeros Kojack Patty joined her in the star milker category. The rest of the herd will get there as the records are submitted.
I moved X to the maternity pen this morning as she is due to kid next week. I am very excited about this kidding as X is AI'ed to Sand Dance HLS Rico Suave'. I actually want a buck out of this breeding so I will be thrilled with one but not so thrilled with three. X had triplets two years ago with an AI breeding - 2 bucks and a doe. I would be happy with a repeat of that performance.
Three years ago I traded a LaMancha doeling for Basil. Gil Rogers showed her for me at the HLSR when she was a yearling and again this year when she barely made it into the 2 year old class. She is a FF and will be 3 on March 10th. I was about to give up on her when her pregnancy test finally came back positive. Thank you Basil.
Basil placed first in her class and was at a disadvantage in the lineup for Grand and Reserve being an almost three year old FF. But I think she has a future in the show ring and am very happy with her performance. And a big THANK YOU to Gil Rogers for showing Basil.
I work part time as well as raise and show dairy goats and make and sell goat milk soaps and lotions. My life is BUSY!!